Kids' Café & Summer Literacy (Summer 2024)

  • Kids' Café information - All area children aged 18 and younger are invited to join the Snohomish School District for its Kids' Café summer breakfast and lunch program. The program is free, and there is no pre-registration or sign-up. Any area child is encouraged to participate and enjoy a healthy breakfast and/or lunch.

    Kids' Café will be held Mondays through Fridays and runs from Thursday, June 20, through Friday, August 30. (There is no service on Thursday, July 4.) Meals will be offered at the following times and locations:

    • Valley View Middle School (14308 Broadway Avenue SE in Snohomish)
      • Breakfast - 8:30-9 a.m.
      • Lunch – Noon -12:30 p.m.
    • Three Rivers Mobile Home Park (13201 Elliott Road in Snohomish)
      • Lunch - 11-11:15 a.m.
    • Circle H Mobile Home Park (6413 123rd Avenue SE in Snohomish)
      • Lunch - 11:45 a.m.-noon
    • Snohomish Library (311 Maple Avenue in Snohomish)
      • Breakfast - 8:30-9 a.m.
      • Lunch – 12:15-1 p.m.

    About the program:

    • Children will need to consume all meals on site. Children cannot take food away from the service site.
    • Children must be present to get a meal. Children will not be permitted to take food for siblings at home.
    • Children may only receive a single breakfast and lunch per child, per day.
    • Parent/guardian pick up of meals is not allowed.
    • Mealtimes (breakfast and lunch) are stand alone, and meals can only be served at the predetermined times. Breakfast and lunch cannot be served together.
    • The Snohomish School District’s food service provider is Chartwells Food Service/Compass Group.

    State of Washington summer meal site finder

    • Summer meal site finder by phone: 1-866-3-HUNGRY (1-866-348-6479) or text “Food” to 304-304
    • Summer meal site finder by website:
    • Summer meal site finder by phone (Spanish) : 1-877-8-HAMBRE (1-877-842-6273) or text "Comida" to 304-304

    In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

    Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. braille, large print, audiotape, American sign language, etc.), should contact the agency (state or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877‐8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

    To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD‐ 3027) found online at, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632‐9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

    • Mail - U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250‐9410
    • Fax - (202) 690‐7442
    • Email -

    Snohomish School District and Chartwells Food Service/Compass Group are equal-opportunity providers.

  • Book Café - Keep a lookout for the Book Café in a neighborhood near you! The Book Café will deliver free books for students to read throughout the summer. Watch for the Book Café vehicle on Tuesdays and Thursdays (July 9 - August 15) at the following locations: 

    • Three Rivers Mobile Home Park (13201 Elliott Road in Snohomish)
      • Tuesdays at 11:15 a.m.
    • Snohomish Boys & Girls Club (402 2nd Street in Snohomish)
      • Tuesdays at noon
    • Plantation Mobile Home Park (9425 56th Street SE in Snohomish)
      • Thursdays at 11 a.m.
    • Snohomish Mobile Home Park (1330 Avenue D in Snohomish)
      • Thursdays at 11:30 a.m.
    • Circle H Mobile Home Park (6413 123rd Avenue SE in Snohomish)
      • Thursdays at 12:30 p.m.

    School library information - The following elementary school libraries will be open every Wednesday (July 3 through August 21) from 9-11 a.m.:

    • Cascade View Elementary (2401 Park Avenue in Snohomish)
    • Cathcart Elementary (8201 188th Street SE in Snohomish)
    • Central Emerson Elementary (1103 Pine Avenue in Snohomish)
    • Dutch Hill Elementary (8231 131st Avenue SE in Snohomish)
    • Little Cedars Elementary (7408 144th Place SE in Snohomish)
    • Machias Elementary (231 147th Avenue SE in Snohomish)
    • Riverview Elementary (7322 64th Street SE in Snohomish)
    • Seattle Hill Elementary (12711 51st Avenue SE in Everett)
    • Totem Falls Elementary (14211 Sno-Cascade Drive in Snohomish)

    A Snohomish School District staff member is available at each location to greet students and their families and to check out books. Students must be accompanied by an adult. All students are welcome at any location, including entering kindergartners.